After all, California's new governor will not live in the villa of the historic governor.
Governor Gavin Newsom and his family moved into the remodeled 142-year-old Victorian mansion around the time he was sworn into office earlier this month.
However, they plan to move into a 3.7-bedroom home in suburban Sacramento, Friday's The Sacramento Bee reported. The real estate records indicated that the family had bought the house in Fair Oaks in December.
The house was purchased by a company registered with Newsom's cousin, Jeremy Scherer, co-president of PlumpJack, a hospitality company founded by Newsom.
The 12,000-square-foot home is "child-friendly" for the four Newsom children, all under 10, said Newsom spokesman Nathan Click. The family plans to move with their two dogs and the rabbit as soon as their new house is renovated in a few months.
In a real estate broker's invitation, the property at Fair Oaks has been described as a "sophisticated Santa Barbara Montecito style home set in over 8 acres of parkland, including a wine cellar, pool, guest house and tennis court.
Click says the historic governor's mansion is being used for public events and state affairs.
The Newsoms were the first gubernatorial family with children who lived in the mansion a few blocks from the Capitol, even temporarily, as former Governor Jerry Brown's sister Kathleen lived there as a teenager, while her father, Pat Brown, was governor in the 1960s.
Newsom and his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, were initially undecided about moving from their home in Marin County, near San Francisco, to Sacramento. They had expressed their concern about the uprooting of their children.